In this issue, AMC announces a Walking Dead spin-off. Oh, good: a series that doesn’t feel the need to follow the comic book. Warner has also announced that DC Entertainment will be the backbone of their release calendar. We guess that makes Ben Affleck the hairpiece. THEN Joss Whedon rewrites parts of Thor: The Dark World. We’re guessing Coulson dies again.
All this, PLUS our Kick-ass Pick of the Week, S.H.I.E.L.D. by Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver.
Hosted by Richard Gray, David McVay and Dave Longo.
On our next Issue: Winter City with special guests, writers Patrick and Carl Purcell.
Vintage Clip of the Week
Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1998)
What We’ve Been Reading/Watching
Batman #23.3 – Penguin, Daredevil #31
- Doctor Octopus will return in October with the Indestructible Hulk Special #1. What does this mean for Superior Spider-man? Probably nothing!
- Warner CEO Kevin Tsujihara has confirmed that DC Entertainment will inform many of their 12 to 14 cinema releases each year for the foreseeable future.
- The Injustice digital comic has wrapped up, but Australian creator Tom Taylor promises a return to the weekly book in 2014.
- Legendary artist George Perez has reported that he has lost almost all sight in his left eye. He will require surgery, and Behind the Panel wishes him all the best for a speedy recovery.
- Twilight star Christian Serratos joins The Walking Dead: Season 4 as Rosita Espinosa. Meanwhile, AMC announces plans for a spin-off series in 2015.
- Joss Whedon was reportedly brought in to rewrite troublesome scenes in Thor: The Dark World. You can take the boy out of script doctoring, but you can’t take the script doctoring out of the boy.
- Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” has cast Justin Matthew Sargent as the new Peter Parker, replacing Reeve Carney in the leading role.
- Rumours of an “Agent Carter” ongoing TV series from Marvel have surfaced, although it isn’t known whether Hayley Atwell will reprise her role if picked up.
Pick of the Week
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